Vitamins are an essential nutrient, one that your body needs to function correctly. Vitamins and minerals perform hundreds of roles in the body and are vital to your overall health and wellbeing. Typically, if you eat a balanced diet, you don’t require a daily multivitamin or a specific vitamin. However, there are some situations where this is warranted. Some people require vitamin supplementation because they have a medical condition that can lead to deficiencies, are pregnant, abuse alcohol, have a genetic condition, or have dietary restrictions. In the case of vitamin D, if you do not get enough sunlight exposure, supplementation is also needed. When people think of vitamins, they often think of supplement pills, but they also come in the form of injections. But what’s the difference between vitamin injections vs. vitamin supplements?
If you require vitamin supplementation, know that there are two ways that you can intake nutrients. But what’s the difference between vitamin injections vs. vitamin supplements?
• Your body can utilize 100% of the nutrients administered since they are injected directly into the bloodstream.
• You don’t have to worry about losing a significant amount of nutrients during the digestive process since injections are administered directly.
• While vitamin injections are more expensive, you are getting what you paid for, without the fillers.
• Unfortunately, you can’t just head to a store and administer the injection yourself. A prescription is required for vitamin injections.
• With injections, you will have a medical professional involved every step of the way. A medical professional will have the ability to monitor your progress and make adjustments accordingly.
• While supplements are taken on a daily basis, vitamin injections are not administered as frequently.
• Injections are the best form of supplementation for people with digestive issues.
• Vitamin supplements are less expensive than injections and are more easily accessible. You can buy vitamin pills at your local grocery, pharmacy, or health food store.
• Unfortunately, due to the digestive process, you can lose a significant portion of the pill’s nutrients. Meaning you might have to take more than the recommended daily intake if you want to see results.
• Unfortunately, vitamin pills are usually manufactured with “fillers” that provide no benefit, but you’re still paying for them.
• Vitamin supplementation pills are taken on a daily basis, sometimes a few times a day. Unfortunately, it can be easy to forget to take your pills.
• While there is a vast selection of vitamin pills available, having too many choices can make your final decision much more complicated. Making it difficult to know which one to purchase.
Still not a believer? Watch Dr. Salerno on CBS New York talk about the benefits of injectable vitamins.
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